The 5th Enlight Career Conference on March 20

This is one of those events that happens only once a year and you will definitely regret it if you missed it! This year, as always, we have a great line up of both keynote speakers (see bios below) and panelist for Panel Discussions. Enlight, the young professionals’ division of the CPAC, believes that young people can realize their potential by meeting and learning from the best in businesses and industries. Our members span across various sectors. Through these cross-industry and cross-functional collaborations, we hope to help you build and develop skills, knowledge and networks that make you stand out in this dynamic yet competitive global marketplace.

Join us this March for a sensational day packed with motivational speeches, career development workshops, and networking sessions. We’ve invited some of the most outstanding business leaders and scholars to this year’s conference. You’ll have a chance to meet the best from the industries, to network and to start planning for your career. Career planning is not an one-time activity while you are in high school or university, rather is an ongoing process throughout your life. You will receive advice from leaders who come from a variety of background, different Industry experiences, and succeed in multiple ways. Stay tuned for more exciting information.

Event Details:

Date & Time: 11:30 am – 4:30 pm, Sunday, 20 March 2016

Address: Toronto City Hall (100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2)

Tickets: Early bird: $10/person(Ended March 6th);
Regular Ticket: $15/person;
At door: $20/person


Dress Code: Business Formal

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About the Guest Speakers:

Caroline Yang

Caroline has eighteen years of human resources experience working with multinational organizations in Canada and China. In her role as a human resources business partner, Caroline worked with a diverse workforce and supported multicultural teams of highly skilled technical professionals.

Caroline has provided cross-cultural communication training and human resources consulting services to a broad range of public and private sector organizations. She speaks at various conferences including Cannexus (national career conference) and HRPA Annual Conference. She was interviewed by Radio Canada International to share her experience of integrating skilled immigrants into the Canadian workplace.

Caroline graduated from City University of Hong Kong with a Post-Graduate Certificate in Business Administration and a Canadian International Development Agency training program at Simon Fraser University. She co-authored the book Danger and Opportunity: Bridging Cultural Diversity to Competitive Advantage.


Dave Wong 

Dave is a Regional Vice President at National Bank of Canada, managing Personal Banking and Wealth Management for the GTA Central and East region. He has over 20 years experience in the financial services industry.He is an enthusiastic leader committed to relationship building and promoting a culture of cooperation, collaboration,mutual trust and respect within large professional teams. Dave is skilled instrategy development and implementation, and has a proven track record ofsuccessfully leading major change initiatives and delivering results.

Dave is on the Advisory Council for the School of Accounting and Finance at the Ted Rogers School of Management atRyerson University

Dave is also a board member for the ReelAsian Film Festival (RAFF), Association of Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurs(ACCE), Altamira Foundation and has been a member of the Toronto Cabinet forJuvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) since 2008.

Dave holds an under graduate business degree from Ryerson University and a Master Business Administration (MBA) fromDalhousie University.


Abhimanyu Verma -Partner at KPMG Canada

Abhi Verma is a partner at KPMG Canada specializing in financial institutions audit and accounting advisory services. He has over 14 years of experience in public accounting and is one of the firm’s leading experts in complex accounting subjects such as hedge accounting and financial instruments and derivatives. He is currently co-leading the IFRS9 transition services in Canada and assisting various Canadian banks with their IFRS9 implementation. During his career with KPMG, he also spent two years in the Global International Standards Group in the KPMG London office. Accounting, however, is not the only thing that Abhi is passionate about. Besides working as a professional accountant, he also serves as the Chair of the Board at Community Microskills Development Centre. In his spare time, he also enjoys playing cricket and motorcycling.


John Hyttinen – BA, CCP, CHRL Sr Director, Total Rewards at ADP
Results-driven hands-on compensation and benefits program executive with proven success in managing global, regional and country total rewards strategy, solutions and programs. Focused expertise in globalization, simplification and standardization of total rewards architecture that aligns with company culture and business strategy. Experienced with rapid growth companies from $1B to over $14B in annual revenue. Demonstrated success in designing and implementing strategies and policies to yield cost savings, business simplification and organizational effectiveness. Expertly interface with diverse employees and executives. Possesses extensive worldwide business travel experience. Exudes entrepreneurial spirit in all endeavours. Trusted advisor with valued combination of technical and business acumen.


About the Panelists

Irene Chiu, KPMG Manager
Irene is a manager at the KPMG Toronto office specializing in financial institutions audit and has been with the firm for over 6 years. Prior to joining the Toronto office in 2013, Irene also spent four years in the Economics and Infrastructure Finance team in the KPMG Hong Kong office assisting in building robust economic and financial models for various financial institutions and corporations in the Asia Pacific region. She is an avid wakeboarder and snowboarder and enjoys traveling to Europe and studying interior design in her spare time.


Steven Jin, Partner at Fantastic Horde Inc.
Upon graduation from International MBA program at Schulich School of Business, I became a Partner and Regional Director for Fantastic Horde, a cross-border e-commerce platform focuses on bringing high quality Canadian daily fresh products to China. During my time at Schulich, I completed my oversea internship at Bosch Inc. in Shanghai as an Assistant Project Manager, also worked as an Equity Research Analyst at Bank of China while completing my exchange program at Peking University. I actively participated in and organized various Schulich and social activities. I was the Director of Schulich South East Asian Business Association, Canada Student Peer Service Association and Canada Chinese Student Association. Prior to my MBA, I served as Investment Specialist at RBC Royal Bank of Canada dealing with high net worth clients from Year 2010-2012.

Kejia Hu, Consultant at Deloitte Consulting
Kejia is a management consultant and natural born leader who is always passionate about solving complex business issues and strategic challenges. He currently works at Deloitte Consulting in Canada with a focus on operating model and organization design in support of shifts in corporate strategy, M&A, and large scale business transformations.

After he graduated from the Schulich School of Business, Kejia worked as an Analyst, Corporate Strategy at Constellation Software (TSE:CSU), the largest and most acquisitive Canadian software company.

Kejia is extremely passionate about community service. He has advised several high profile NPOs on their strategic and operational issues and currently plays a leadership role in several grassroots groups, helping these organizations grow and deliver bigger impact to the community.

Dunstan Chung, Portfolio Analyst,1832 Asset Management LP Subdivision of Scotia Bank
Dunstan Chung joined Dynamic in 1996 and has 22 years of industry experience. He began his career with Dynamic in the client administration department before becoming an equity trade in 2001. Five years later he joined the award. Winning Equity Income team providing invaluable support as a technical and quantitative analyst. Prior to joining Dynamic, Dunstan spent 2 years at Sumitomo Bank in HongKong where he was an interest rate and currency swaps trader. Dunstan has a Bachelor of Arts in Management Information Systems from Eastern Washington University in the U.S.